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  • 1935 Jimmy Nelson, former Newcastle United captain and full-back, signed for Southend United. Began his career with Cardiff City in 1921 and played for them in the Cup Finals of 1925 and 1927. That second visit resulting in the Cup leaving England for the only time so far. Moved to Newcastle in 1930 and won another FA Cup medal in 1932 when he captained the side. By coincidence both his winners medals came at the expense of Arsenal. Was capped four times for Scotland between 1925 and 1930. The Second War brought his career to a close after 459 League games.
  • 1944 Ray Barlow signed professional forms with West Bromwich Albion and began a stay of 15 years with the club. He was a member of their side which won the FA Cup in 1954 and made his only England appearance the same year against Ireland. Leg trouble caused him to give up the game in 1959 after 403 League matchs and 31 goals for West Bromwich. He tried a comeback with Birmingham City at the start of the 1960-61 season but had to give up permanently after a further five games.
  • 1959 Jimmy McEwan, Raith Rovers outside-right, transferred to Aston Villa. An excellent club player he began with Arbroath in 1949 and moved to Raith in 1951. He remained with Villa until 1966 when he left on a free transfer with a record of 356 Scottish and Football League matches and 84 goals.